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Media Share with a Mac

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by gator1234, May 14, 2010.

  1. gator1234

    gator1234 AllStar

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    Will media share work with a Mac PC? I do have an LG 390 Blu-ray player and it can connect to my Mac but will Directv's media share work with a Mac?
     
  2. BattleZone

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    Any DNLA-compliant server will work, but for video and for some audio formats, your server software must be able to transcode the content to a format the HRs can understand (MPEG2-TS only for video).
     
  3. shmengie

    shmengie Godfather

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    media share does work on a mac. eyeconnect is pretty popular. and twonky media server. BUT...i haven't found anything that i like as well as tversity, which is pc only. so, what i do is, i run a virtual pc on my mac. i use use parallels, but virtual box, which is free, should work just as well.

    then again, i'm streaming music only. if i were streaming video as well, i might have a different opinion.
     
  4. bobnielsen

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    EyeConnect works fine for me, but doesn't do transcoding, so I need to convert many video files (it will transcode MP3 to LPCM, so music isn't an issue). MediaTomb (which is free) supposedly does a good job and will transcode videos, but isn't compatible with my PPC Mac (only Intel).
     
  5. machavez00

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    Vuze now manually trans-codes for media devices, including HRxx's. It will also stream the video as well.
     
  6. bobnielsen

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    I tried it a while ago but it wouldn't work on my Mini. I recall that the problem was either that I had a PPV Mac or was still on 10.4.11 and the version that supports transcoding wasn't available to me.
     
  7. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    EyeConnect does work but I've had problems with the interaction of EyeConnect and my Mac's firewall ever since 10.6.1 . . . I have to manually stop and restart EyeConnect now over and over again, and then manually tell OS X to allow EyeConnect to accept connections for the Music & Photos entry to appear on my DVR menus.
     
  8. ronton3

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    I have just got a new to me, G5 1.8, dual PPC up and running Leopard, I am having amazingly good luck with TWONKY which says it is PPC/Intel compliant and that it will run on 10.3. I have a OPPO BD-83 which recently began supporting DLNA/UpNp. It has taken some learning but I am seeing HD in a new way. I am now trying XBMC another media server and am having problems, but the interface is so great I am still trying. ron
     
  9. bobnielsen

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    I'm not using the Mac firewall, just my NAT router.

    If I add any files, it is necessary to stop and restart EyeConnect.
     
  10. dirtyblueshirt

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    On virtualbox, what OS are you running?
     
  11. shmengie

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    i'm not using virtualbox, i'm on parallels. i can't see why virtualbox wouldn't work, but, i've never tried it. and xp is the os. i think i tried w7 at one point, but couldn't get it working. but, that was the release candidate. now that it's actually released, i might try again.
     

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